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29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Stronger Canadian Wheat Board Increases Competition
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and...
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Investing in Grain Sector to Increase Exports
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry...
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Invests in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry
CANADA - Pollination by honeybees is vital to the existence of many British Columbia crops and paid pollination services are increasing in demand....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada New Canadian Laws Will Modernise Agriculture
CANADA - The Agricultural Growth Act has come into force, allowing farmers to benefit from increased modernisation and trade opportunities....
09 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
27 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Soybean Research to Reduce Disease and Improve Yields
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than C$443,000 in research to support the growth and sustainability of Manitoba's soybean sector....
26 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with...
16 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and...
15 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Governments Invest C$6.9 Million into Crop Research
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced nearly C$6.9 million for crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture...
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Funding for Innovative Agri-food Projects
CANADA - British Columbia's agri-food industry is receiving more than C$2.5 million for 27 new projects supporting trial crops, and the development of new agricultural products and practices....
23 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Long-term Water Management Plans
CANADA - “Winter is a really good time to sit down and have a look at your water resources and identify any risks,” says Melissa Orr-Langner, agricultural water engineer, Alberta Agriculture...
08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Bumper Canola, Wheat Crops for Canada
CANADA - The latest crop production report from Statistics Canada, published last week, pegged Canadian canola (rapeseed) production for harvest 2014 at 15.6Mt....
05 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Milestone Sets Up Canola for Tariff-free Access to Korea
CANADA & KOREA - Ratification of the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) by the Korean and Canadian Parliaments will give canola exporters tariff-free access to the South Korean market....
30 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada C$2.46 Million Donation to Fund Canadian Feed Research Cente
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on Friday, 24 October, 2014, recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its C$2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research...
28 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Market Analyst: Buy Fertilizer in the Fall
CANADA - Nine times out of 10 it pays to pre-buy fertilizer in the fall/winter season as opposed to the spring, according to Jennifer Stoby, market analyst-agriculture inputs, Alberta Agriculture...
21 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Bee Healthy Roadmap Released
CANADA - The Honey Bee Health Coalition recently released its Bee Healthy Roadmap, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish 'more than any one group...
14 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada 2014 Red Winter Wheat Crop Hardest Hit by Fusarium Head Blight
CANADA - The program manager for quality assurance with the Canadian Grain Commission reports 2014 has been one of the worst years ever for fusarium head blight damage in winter wheat, writes...
13 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada 'Exceptional' Levels of Fusarium Infection This Year
CANADA - High levels of fusarium head blight infection in this year's winter wheat crop is creating a significant challenge for those planning to feed the grain to livestock, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Family Farming and Food Security Highlighted by NFU President
CANADA - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has discussed the role of family farming and cooperatives in food security and food sovereignty as part of a panel discussion at...
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada 'Be Realistic' When Projecting Success of 2014
CANADA - When it comes to planning it’s important to base projections on realistic numbers, according to an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist....
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Wet Weather Impacts Manitoba Crop Quality
CANADA - After a later than normal start to spring planting that delayed crop development farmers in much of Manitoba were challenged by extremely wet conditions just as the harvest was about...
07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Prairie Farmers Harvest Slightly Above Average Yields But Lower Quality Crops
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports grain yields this year will be slightly above average but crop quality will suffer, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Higher Wheat Yields, Lower Quality - Higher Feed Grain Availability Expected
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says slightly above average grain yields combined with lower quality will result in an abundant supply of feed grains this year....
30 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Governments Invest in Agrifoods and Garden Show
CANADA - The annual Agrifoods and Garden Show, the largest agriculture event in the province, will receive c$150,000 in funding from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Forward 2 Agreement,...
29 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Oil on Track for Tariff-free Access to the EU
CANADA - The Canadian canola industry is optimistic that the formal end of negotiations for the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) means that the canola industry...
Crop Industry News from Canada Funding for Farmer-Led Feed Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive C$400,000 funding under the Growing Forward 2 initiative....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Forecast Frost Expected to Reduce Canada Yield
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says the frost that's expected this week will result in reduced crop quality and lost yield, especially in the later seeded crops, Bruce Cochrane...
 
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